Brenda Mehdian, staff writer
The Lili and Jon Bosse Library is selling books at the annual Winter Book Sale. Books and other goods have been available for purchase from Monday, Dec. 10 through Friday, Dec. 14.
The Winter Book Sale provides students with literature appropriate for all reading levels. New and used paperbacks, hardcovers, audio books, rubber stamps and some posters are among the items being sold.
Although primarily organized by the library staff members, members of the School Library Advisory Group (SLAG) also helped with the book sale by designing flyers and helping to promote the sale.
“I think that everyone in the SLAG group did an amazing job of creating advertisements for this Winter Book Sale. In SLAG, we have some pretty artistic people. Hopefully with the ads, people might come and see some of the books we have available for sale. The books the library is selling are really cool and amazingly low priced,” sophomore SLAG member Christopher Lee said.
According to Librarian Karen Boyarsky, the book sales have raised between $50 to $100 for each drive.
The books made available during the sale were supplied by accumulated donations throughout the year, free samples from publishers or gifts from library conventions. The money raised from the book sale has usually gone toward buying new books for the library. However, this year the money will be going toward the Mongolia project that the Library and SLAG are working on.
The overall goal of the sale is not only to help the library, but also to enable students to get their hands on inexpensive books.
“We love to see students and staff perusing the books on sale, knowing that these items make thoughtful yet inexpensive Christmas and Chanukah gifts, while supporting the Library at the same time,” Boyarsky said.
The next book drive will be sometime in the spring semester.